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Varlamov, Oshie and Koivu named stars of week
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie and Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 20.
Nate Ruess, American Authors, Jordan Smith, Boston Pops among NHL Winter Classic performers
Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Nate Ruess, alternative rock band American Authors, "The Voice" season 9 winner and recording artist Jordan Smith, and musicians from the Boston Pops are among the performers for the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the New Year's Day.
Trotz: Capitals made key discovery in Orpik's absence
As much as Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz would like to get defenseman Brooks Orpik healthy and in the lineup, discovering more about Nate Schmidt and his versatile game has been a positive that should continue to matter when the blue line is whole.
Stars strive for third win against Wild this season
The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild will each play the first of back-to-back games before the NHL's holiday break at Xcel Energy Center on Monday.
Predators aim to enter break with win over Canadiens
The Nashville Predators will be looking for back-to-back wins for the first time in more than a month when they host the Montreal Canadiens at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.